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Sick of eBay? Try these alternative places to sell...

Sick of eBay? Try these alternative places to sell...

So you're in a funk with eBay, or maybe you're just looking out into the big wide world of selling platforms to see what opportunities lay yonder. Either way, you've ended up here, and you're wonder about the top alternatives to eBay and which ones will suit you most. 

No one can deny the power of eBay: Since 1995, eBay has held its place as the largest marketplace in the world. It has turned thousands of hobbyists into PowerSellers and allowed thousands more to run profitable, at-home businesses. However, the eBay marketplace has evolved significantly in recent years, and various policy changes have prompted an exodus from eBay, as sellers look for other, more lucrative online marketplaces. 

Where there's a will there's a way, and this rise in need for other platforms has produced more options than you can shake the proverbial stick at. So what are these eBay alternatives? 

Below you'll find a description of each site, some information about who that marketplace is best suited to and a direct comparison to eBay.
 

1. Amazon


 

Amazon LogoAmazon: A Major Marketplace like eBay, but Cheaper

It's almost hard to believe that once upon a time Amazon was simply an online bookstore that dropshipped much of its inventory. The world's largest online book store, sure, but it only sold books. It has since exploded into one of the world's most visited websites, which offers millions of products across a range of product categories.  

Amazon is similar to eBay in that you're opting into a very large marketplace that a lot of buyers trust, but the massive customer base comes at the price of higher fees and more competition.

In saying that, the large number of people looking to buy is a definite plus. With larger platforms like these, you need to think of it as getting a smaller slice of a larger pie. The slice may be a smaller in proportion to the whole pie, but the size of the pie means that you're still getting a decent amount. 

Amazon also uses a built-in algorithm that will recommend your products to people who might be interested in them based on their search histories. 

How Amazon Compares directly to eBay

Want to know exactly what you'll get with Amazon that you haven't had with eBay? Here's the list:

  • They're both large networks with a very large range of product categories. 
  • eBay is essentially an auction house. That means bidding in some cases (there is a Buy It Now option, too), and it might take a week to sell an item. Amazon is a traditional retail setup, and sales are instant with a fixed price. 
  • eBay charges sellers for listing on the site, regardless of success, as well as taking a commission when a sale is made. You can list on Amazon for free, which is safer (you have nothing to lose if a listing is unsuccessful), but you'll pay $0.99 per item sold on top of the commission for the sale if you have a basic, free seller's account.
  • eBay isn't great about providing extra services to buyers, as it doesn't actually sell anything itself. It's up to the sellers to make good on customer service. Amazon, by comparison, offers numerous perks for those who've paid for the Prime membership (including 2-day shipping on all qualified orders), and all around-great customer service, which act as incentives to draw in more repeat buyers. 

Who is Amazon Best Suited To?

Almost anyone, selling almost anything, will be able to run a business on Amazon. The sheer diversity of prospects is a powerful enticement. You just have to make sure that your prices are competitive enough to be a contender without sacrificing too much of your profit margins. 

How to Succeed on Amazon

One of the best ways to get ahead in a competitive space like this is to do a little market research into what you want to sell before you commit time, energy, and capital to actually selling it.

You can get an idea of how well a product will perform with the SaleHoo Labs. You can simply enter any product name or a general category/niche into the site's search function, and you'll see how it's currently performing on eBay and Amazon.

This way, you'll be able to sniff out products with a high success rate, and avoid products with too much competition. You'll also get a smattering of additional information, like the average sale price or how many people are selling this daily. It's well worth checking out, especially if you plan to sell on Amazon. 

If you'd like to see the most recent market research that we're done for you, you can always see our Market of the Week posts here. Some example ones you could look at are:

These are just a few options that we've already looked into. Whatever you'd like to sell on Amazon, you can research it easily for yourself in the lab.

2. Etsy


 

Etsy LogoEtsy (as well as Ruby Lane): The Artsy-Crafty Platforms

Etsy is doing very well as an online selling platform. It currently has 1.4 million active sellers, and 20.8 million active buyers. Not bad! It also came out on top as the sellers' choice for online marketplaces, dominating almost every category.

Etsy specializes in handmade and vintage goods, as well as craft supplies. Yes, this does limit what you can list on the network, and you might find that this rather niche-specific market isn't for you.

If, however, you make geeky things, costumes, jewelry, fashion accessories, home decor, cool gifts, and any number of other crafty items (or you know how to source quality vintage items or wholesale craft supplies), this is definitely the place to sell it all. 

How Etsy Compares Directly to eBay

Want to know exactly what you'll get with Etsy that you haven't had with eBay? Here's the list:

  • You can sell pretty much anything on eBay (and yes, Amazon, too), whereas Etsy caters to the handmade/vintage/boutique niche.
  • eBay has mass-sold items and big brands, while Etsy's buyers enjoy the unique nature of the products they're getting.
  • Etsy is cheaper than eBay. While they both charge a listing fee and a commission, eBay's rates are significantly higher. Etsy charges just 3.5 percent per sale plus a $0.20 listing fee. 
    • You can list something for four times as long on Etsy than you can on eBay for the same price.
    • Amazon will charge anywhere from 8-15 percent depending on the category of product. 
  • eBay is an auction site, whereas Etsy is for direct sales.
  • eBay gets more traffic than Etsy with its larger market and audience. 

Who is Etsy Best Suited To?

Etsy is clearly best suited to any merchants with handmade items, vintage items, or craft-related resources. If you are an online seller who either produces your own unique product, or you source items that suit this market, then this selling platform is exactly what you're looking for. 

How to Succeed on Etsy

If you create your own products, then by all means go ahead and list them and see how you go. If you'd rather give Etsy a go with some wholesale products, you have to be careful what you sell. You should read Etsy's Seller Guidelines before selling on this network.

Basically, Etsy is a place for unique goods or the supplies for making them. So if you're not making your own unique goods, stock up on the supplies instead by searching in the SaleHoo directory for "craft supplies," or search for specific types of supplies such as "fabrics" or "beads" or "clasps." 

Some examples of items (and links to trusted supplier pages) that could provide what you need are:

There are many others you could look into, the above are just a few of the trusted suppliers available to you in the SaleHoo directory.

Selling Platforms Similar to Etsy

I thought it worth mentioning that there are a few other sites like this one now, claiming to have more unique goods than websites like eBay and Amazon. Two in particular are doing very well. If you are interested in tapping into this market, then it could be worth trying your luck with:

  • Bonanza: This platform's slogan is "Find everything but the ordinary": Any quirky or unique-style items are great here. You're allowed to sell a wider variety of wholesale goods here, and it's becoming a very popular network. We'll talk more about Bonanza in the next section.  
  • Ruby Lane: With a claim like "The world's largest curated marketplace for vintage & antiques," you're better off selling vintage-style goods and actual antiques here.

Look around these marketplaces to get an idea of the types of products people are selling, and then find suppliers for those types of items to start selling on these networks. 
 

3. Bonanza

 

Bonanza LogoBonanza: A Fast-Growing Online Marketplace

Bonanza is headquartered in Seattle and, though it's relatively new to the e-commerce scene, it's doing incredibly well. The Bonanza marketplace encompasses more than 15 million items ranging from Godzilla garden gnomes to taxidermy alligators. 

A lot of sellers are making good money on Bonanza. The site has merchants and shoppers in nearly every country around the world. More than 30,000 entrepreneurs have already created businesses here.

Bonanza is one of the easiest selling platforms to use, and its popularity is on the rise amongst sellers. This showed in the site's "ease of use" ranking in the Sellers' Choice awards, and it has consistently come out on top as the best at communicating with sellers. 

How Bonanza Compares Directly to eBay

Want to know exactly what you'll get with Bonanza that you haven't had with eBay? Here's the list:

  • Like eBay, merchants can sell almost anything on Bonanza, but unlike eBay, the majority of items on Bonanza are quirky and unique items. 
  • Because Bonanza doesn’t make money until its sellers do, you'll see much higher profit margins. It is absolutely free to list an item on Bonanza, and the average fee per sale can be as little as 3.5%, which is considerably less than eBay.
  • Bonanza is a fixed-price marketplace, meaning that buyers pay the listed price, as opposed to bidding against other buyers like in eBay’s auction-style listings.
  • Bonanza sends every item listing to Google and Bing, and sellers have the option to get more exposure by advertising their listings in other channels such as Pricegrabber, Nextag, and Bonanza's affiliate advertising program.
  • Many online sellers like to list their items on multiple platforms, which is why Bonanza has easy-to-use import features for listings on eBay, Etsy, and Amazon.
  • Although Bonanza's monthly traffic is lower than eBay's, the ratio of shoppers to sellers on Bonanza is much higher: 1,300 to 1 on Bonanza vs. less than 10 to 1 on eBay. That means far less competition between sellers, and far more chances for buyers to see your products.

Who is Bonanza Best Suited To?

Bonanza is best suited to any merchants who have something to sell online. Although Bonanza specializes in unique items and one-of-a-kind finds, it is not without its Justin Bieber perfume or Michael Kors handbags.

How to Succeed With Bonanza

Bonanza actually provides a really helpful guide for making sales on its platform, so that's definitely worth checking out. You could make a profit in any of its categories, but some of the top-selling ones currently include:

These are all categories in the SaleHoo directory, so you'll find a wide variety of trusted wholesale suppliers there for sourcing these types of products. 

There are a couple of features on Bonanza that can help you to succeed:

  1. Sellers can choose to increase their advertising commissions (the percentage of the sale price the seller pays) to gain exposure for listings on the site. As long as sellers balance their ad commissions with their profit margins, this is a great way to get more visibility and increase sales.
  2. Another feature Bonanza provides for sellers is the option to publish listings on other online shopping engines, like Nextag or Pricegrabber. This option can help you to reach a much larger audience across multiple platforms.

4. Craigslist


 

Craigslist logoCraigslist: The World's Largest Online Classified Website

You can sell almost anything on Craigslist (including yourself, in the "personals" section). It's very "no-frills" in that there are no listing fees or selling fees, but it's super basic both in design and automation of the selling process. 

It is, after all, just a forum. This means that you're pretty much on your own as far as selling and disputes go. 

How Craigslist Directly Compares to eBay

Want to know exactly what you'll get with Craigslist that you haven't had with eBay? Here's the list:

  • eBay charges to list and sell items; Craigslist only charges for a small handful of post types, like job listings. Products are free to list. 
  • eBay will get involved in disputes if necessary, while you're on your own with Craigslist. So there's higher risk there. 
  • Craigslist requires you to sell locally, and often you arrange for pick-up or drop-off of items. This limits your market compared to eBay, which usually involves shipping to a much wider area. 

Who is Craigslist Suited To? 

Craigslist is best suited to sellers who are selling locally, and prefer to manage their transactions personally. It's can be a good option for selling items that are perhaps too big or expensive to ship, such as furniture. 

Some people like it because they can meet the people they're selling to, so there's a small social element. You can get cash-in-hand and you don't have to pay a network or shipping fees. In saying that, if you're paranoid about getting scammed or don't want to be personally involved with the transaction, then Craigslist might not be for you. 

How to Succeed With Craigslist

Be careful with how you sell, as online transactions can be a little dodgy here, and if you get handed fake money, then it's basically your loss. Accepting payments in person can be good, but be careful (and safe!) when deciding where and how you meet people.

List items that will sell well locally. If you buy wholesale goods and save on listing and shipping fees, you could make a hefty profit margin. 

Some examples of items you could sell on Craigslist include: 

You can find other wholesale suppliers in the SaleHoo directory. Just search for the types of products you'd like to sell and browse the trusted suppliers available to you. 
 

5. eBid


 

eBid LogoeBid: Another "Sell Anything" Marketplace

eBid is another marketplace similar to eBay and Amazon in that it is a platform for selling almost anything. Still, it's not as well known, so you'd be selling to a smaller pool of buyers. 

It's definitely a lower-cost option than eBay or Amazon, but the profitability rating is also lower. The absence of listing fees and low 3 percent commission charged per sale does make this a low-risk market to test out, so if you're looking for a change, you've got little to nothing to lose here. 

If you'd like a thorough run-down of eBid as an alternative to eBay, check out this post: Is eBid a Viable Alternative to eBay?

How eBid Directly Compares to eBay

Want to know exactly what you'll get with eBid that you haven't had with eBay? Here's the list:

  • eBay is a larger platform than eBid, and receives more traffic.
  • eBid is much cheaper than eBay, a lower-risk option.
  • They're both large, trusted marketplaces with a wide variety of product categories.
  • Both have an auction-style format for product listings. 

Who is eBid Most Suited To?

eBid is for you if you don't want to pay to list your items (as you have to on eBay), or if you'd just like to try your luck on an alternative (but similar) network. There's extra potential here if you know a thing or two about generating your own traffic.

How to Succeed With eBid

Basically, the lower level of traffic circulating on eBid (compared to eBay) is the only major downside. So if you promote your listings effectively elsewhere, such as social media or forums, you can enjoy your traffic as well as lower traffic.

Some examples of items you could sell on eBid are:

There's definitely potential here, but also more work required to get your shop off the ground. 

6. Your Online Store


 

SaleHoo Stores​Your Online Store: The No-Competition Option

Selling on your very own website really is the ultimate option if you want to increase your profits and build a business that will become a long-term asset. If this appeals to you but you have no idea how to get started, don't worry. There's an easy way, which I'll mention a bit further down.

When selling from your own online store, you have to establish your own traffic, which can make it a little slower to get started than selling in a bigger marketplace. But once you're up and running, you don't have to compete with anyone else and your sales are all your own.

With this option, you can build up your own brand, rather than eBay's or Amazon's. When you sell on those platforms, who's really making the sale? They're spreading their brand, not yours. People say "I got it on eBay," or "I got it on Amazon," with no mention of the seller's name! It's ultimately you contributing to their marketplaces and their sales. Why not put that effort into yourself instead?

How Selling on Your Own Site Directly Compares to eBay

Here are the benefits of running your own online store, rather than selling on eBay:

  • You're building your own brand.
  • You can choose things like which payment forms to accept or tweak the design of your store to suit your preferences (and your branding).
  • You're not competing with any other sellers on the same platform.
    • This means you don't lose sales to others. It also means you don't have to use such competitive pricing. This makes way for larger profit margins. 

Who is Best Suited to Owning Their Own Store?

Honestly? Pretty much anyone can get their own website and make a profit. Setting up your own store isn't nearly as hard as it used to be, and with a little time and effort, you can sell exactly what you want to, and how you want to.

You can learn about the pros and cons of owning your own website here, and decide for yourself if it's something you'd like to pursue. 

How to Succeed with Your Online Store

​​Selling on your own website used to be expensive and complicated, but it doesn't have to be! If you don't have website-building skills and a heap of time, then store builders such as SaleHoo Stores are a really great option for you.

With SaleHoo Stores, there's no need for technical experience or knowledge; you can have your own store up and running in minutes and with just a few simple clicks of a mouse. You can see a SaleHoo store demo here

Want a shop for yourself? It's super easy. Find out just how easy it is to set up your own online store here

Then, you just have to get traffic to your site to encourage sales. There are a couple of great lessons readily available to help you with this, including "Get Buyers to Your Store" and "4 Ways to Advertise Your Store." There's also a community forum where you can ask questions and get advice. 

7. Niche-Specific Sites 


 

Alternative networks​Niche-Specific Sites: Smaller Markets but Highly Targeted

Niche-specific websites are marketplaces where people only sell one type of product. So rather than the larger category-based marketplaces like eBay or Amazon, these sites hone in on one of those options and specialize in only that. 

For example, if you were specifically interested in selling clothing, you might consider selling on a site like Threadflip. Or if you wanted to sell gear for the outdoors, you might try selling on GearTrade. Heck, if you were in the car market, why not try Cardaddy?

How Niche-Specific Sites Directly Compare to eBay

  • Much smaller networks with less traffic than eBay.
  • Highly targeted to buyers of that niche.
  • You don't have to compete with other categories for attention.
  • These sites are less obvious options, so some of your competition won't be here. 

Who is Best Suited to Selling on Niche-Specific Sites?

If you're passionate about a specific niche of products, or you tend to bulk-order a small range of items, then niche-specific websites could be a great platform for you.

This will allow you to really focus on one market, and get to know the selling techniques that work best with that niche's buyer-audience. 

How to Succeed with Niche-Specific Sites

If you haven't already, you need to really zero in on the type of product you'd like to sell and determine how much demand there is. A quick way to get a rough comparison of popularity is to do a keyword search. You can use a tool like the Keyword Research Module in AffiloTools.

Simply type in the name of the product or niche that you're interested in selling, and look at the monthly search volumes. This will show you how many people are searching for words or phrases to do with that topic, which is a strong indication of how much interest there is. If you're tossing up a few options, then try each one out to see which ones generally have more searches. 

Once you've got a strong idea of what you'd like to sell, try searching in Google for "Places to sell [product type]." Look for marketplaces that cater to selling in your specific niche, like the examples we've already mentioned. Be sure to read about other people's experiences selling on them first. If these sites come across as genuine and promising, give them a go!

Finally, you need to find trusted suppliers with the best products to sell on these networks. For example, if you were looking for clothes to sell on Threadflip, you could try any of these:

These are just some examples of the trusted suppliers you can access in the SaleHoo directory. If you've got a niche that you'd like to sell to, then type it into the search box there and find the best suppliers. 

8. Your Suggestions 

 

Have we missed a marketplace that you'd like to see here? If so, let us know in the comments below and we'll add it to this list. Stand-outs will be researched and added in our next update. 

Current suggestions from the comments on this post include: 

  • The Early Years Boutique: Gifts and products revolving around children and babies.
  • Auction My Stuff:- Art, antiques, and collectibles.
  • Swappa: "Gently used" mobile phones and tablets.
  • Elephant Bid (x2): Many categories, such as electronics, health and beauty, jewelry, clothing, video games, etc.
  • On The Hound: General multi-category marketplace.
  • Neat Stacks: Mostly clothes and shoes, but also toys, electronics, and accessories such as phone cases.
  • Kalamazam: Art and crafts.
  • MikList: Pinterest-style marketplace, strongly visual layout for selling.

 

 

 

So Where Do I Sell?


 

There are a lot of options for you to choose from, so it depends on which of these following elements appeal to you most...

If you want similar to (but cheaper than) eBay, Amazon and eBid are the closest relatives.

If you just want a broad network that's similar to eBay but cheaper, then Amazon is your next port of call, followed by eBid. Both are worth looking into, but Amazon has more traffic. It's a giant — right up there with eBay — only with a much lower cost and direct selling rather than bidding. 

If you have anything crafty or unique, you should definitely try the likes of Etsy.

These creative-style networks are really taking off, with Etsy coming in first as a sellers' choice. These networks might be totally wrong for the type of product that you're looking to sell, but if you're not tied down already, then these networks are worth the time to try out.

If you don't want to pay to list items until you've actually made a sale, try Bonanza.

This network is certainly on the rise as a strong alternative to eBay. The site has fantastic communication, and your listings will only cost you if they're successful, in which case it'll be a non-issue. If you do decide to give it a go, remember to check out this guide to selling on Bonanza.

If you want to sell locally at no cost, try Craigslist (or even local markets).

This is a sort of cheap-and-nasty option where you're left to your own devices and often end up trading in person, but if you don't mind selling locally and being a little more hands-on in the selling process, then this is an option to consider. 

If you like to sell locally consider other outlets such as local markets, especially if you enjoy this social element to selling. These environments are full of buyers and can give you an extra chance to show off your wares and add to your sales. 

If you want to dodge the competition altogether, you should build your own online store.

If you want to avoid competition, listing fees and paying commissions, then consider running your own online store. It's a little more work to get set up (unless you use a store builder like SaleHoo stores) and to promote, but in the bigger picture it can be a hugely profitable option. 

If you're really focused on one type of product, try niche-specific sites.

Finally, if you're an enthusiast for selling one type of product but you don't want to build your own site, it's worth looking into niche-specific marketplaces. Just do a quick Google search to see if you can find any in your area of interest. 

If you're still unsure, you could look into any of the suggestions from the comments.

We haven't looked into all of your suggestions yet (unlike like the other options here), but they're suggestions made by other sellers and could be worth looking into. 
 

Have we missed one that you'd like to see here? If so, let us know in the comments below and we'll do the research and add it to the list. 

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I've tried a lot of different sites, and so far Bonanza.com is the best. The traffic is a bit slow now, but if all you unhappy ebayers go to Bonanza it could get better.
Please don't give ebay anymore money, they have screwed me more times than anyone deserves. If i could sue them I would. All their customers do is rip off sellers, and ebay assists them.
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I have tried many alternative sites to ebay but so far no sales :(. I really hate ebay and they continually make it harder for individuals to sell their stuff but at the moment its the only real contender. Reply
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I won't go into stories of my dislike of E-bay - like many I have my stories of why I'd like to find elsewhere to sell but there is not much out there that really gets the traffic. And a lot of sites proposed are American and if you're in the UK, you're unlikely to use them unless you plan on selling to the US (and charging people large custom fees!). I've tried E-bid and while I was hopeful I had items run and run again (and again), no bids, no questions - not much of anything. What I sell is generally sought after items - one in fact is quite hard to come by so desired by those who want it (here and in other countries) - nothing came through. I've had more responses on that item and others from preloved. I also have an e-crater account with some items that occasionally like maybe 3 times in 4 months get an enquiry and surprisingly had one sale. But again, I had more interest in my items there than e-bid. Of course, E-bay takes the large share with loads of views and sales. Obviously one could say that is the argument for higher fees for higher sales (volume and end price) but I'd still question it and beyond that, there are other issues, with a very buyer slanted perspective (I've been told I see a situation as a seller and not as a buyer...I have been a buyer (10 yrs!) longer than a seller (1 year!)) I wish e-bid could compete as they are a bid site, like e-bay, so if you aren't certain how to value your item - you can put it out there and the people decide! But with the traffic I've seen, I don't think items valued by the people (when the people seem to be few) will be a good representation of your item for sale and as a seller, aren't we all hoping for the best price for our item?

So does anyone have any suggested sites for Brit sellers who don't want to use e-bay?? Reply
Hey Ginny. I am in the exact position as most on here! Ive been researching 'better' alternatives in the UK all week and so far, it seems, that ebid is the one to go for. Gotta say, I've only put 3 things on so far as a test but its very very easy (way easier than ebay!) and I'm just hoping that the traffic is good. eBay have us all by the balls because of the amount of people who use it... but I refuse to sell on there anymore. My research suggests us UK sellers should go with ebid, they are 2nd in line to the throne!! :D x Reply
Bonanza is the ONLY real alternative to Ebay and Amazon right now (June 4th 2014).

Why don't all WE Ex-Ebay seller's just go on Bonanza, where most of us are anyway and PRESSURE BONANZA to Advertise our listings.

Bonanza is an awesome site. Very easy to upload your listings, and easy to edit and offer combination sales too. Fee's are much lower than Ebay and Amazon as you've heard from others above.

Bonanza, like Most of it current users say, Just Has To Advertise More and Ferociously Hard to compete with Ebay and Amazon.

I have One Huge Hang-Up though with Bonanza;
Bonanza HAS an ODD COSY RELATIONSHIP with Ebay, and Amazon.
1. For some reason, they seem to want to be associated with Ebay quite a bit, which is odd for a competitor. Their systems seem to be very integrated, for competitors.

2. Bonanza also display's load of products from Amazon. For instance, if you search for a product and they do "Not" have it on Bonanza(which they actually do, it just takes a more exact word searching), they will show results from Amazon.
Try searching for "Perricone MD" products or "Kiehl's" products.
Bonanza's search results will say: "No items found searching for xxxxxx product"
Yet there are seller's with those product or, if Not the exact product some other product by that brand or manufacturer. So why Not list Bonanza's sellers/(Paying Members) products of that product line or other similar product's before jumping out to a competitor's site( Amazon), and listing Amazon's products?
The ONLY reason, they would do that is because Amazon is paying them.

Here's what Bonanza search results say,
"When we don't have many items that match your query, we automatically search our partner sites to help you find the best deal.
See all Amazon results"

NOW THAT TROUBLES ME.

But back to other options to Ebay for selling.
Bonanza is it, and I think the Paying Members should demand better advertising and exposure on Google and Bing search. Bonanza already had an in with Google on the Shopping link. We need to get Bonanza to have our products show on the main Google search page like Ebay and Amazon do.
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I opened a Bonanza store May 1, but so far have still not sold one item (in almost two months). I emailed them to see if they would consider offering auction format as well as fixed price. At first, they said they would look in to it. Then they came back and said no, not now. I wish more Bonanza sellers would request them to look at offering auction format also. I think it would be a huge boom for their business, and currently unhappy ebay sellers would open hundreds of new Bonanza stores. I like the ease of use of the Bonanza store. Reply
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Selling on eBay since September 15, 2013 100% do everything I can to resolve any issues. Recently 1 buyers opinion, Which was returned for full refund has knocked me out of my status my fees are thru the roof and I have put all my focus on making my eBay selling #1. My fees are almost the amount of sales after all the fees and shipping deductions. Going back and forth with support is a joke! They pushed so hard in the beginning for me to sign on to a store and now even if I pull my items and find another site, I will still be in debt to eBay for the closing cost of the store. They change things daily it seems and are just running the sellers away. Store can be ran to an extent by the sellers, "I was told" now that I started the store policy changes are turning my items into more of flea market finds. I can set up at a flea market for a lot less than what I'm paying them to give my stuff away. I really wish I would have stumbled across all these stories earlier. I was looking into Bonanza earlier today. I am very concerned about switching over and putting myself in a position where I owe 2 sites fees at the same time. Any input ???? June 16, 2014 Reply
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James,

We currently sell on both eBay and Amazon and are considering a few others to sell on. Fees, customer returns and dealing with rude people are all a part of selling online. My Dad always told me when I was a kid, "Don't put all of your eggs in one basket". This holds especially true for selling online. Just pace yourself and keep good track of your products. We will list slow moving items on both sites and as soon as it sells on one, remove it from the other. The more exposure you have, the better your chances of selling. Fees should not be such a huge problem if you properly maintain your margins. I have been selling online for over 15 years and I have learned through experience that it is better to concentrate on making an actual profit than being the lowest priced seller struggling to make ends meet and overwhelming yourself with keeping up with service. Everything eventually sells because the dynamics of available inventory on these sites is alway changing. Just because 50 sellers want to sell some item for a $10 today does not mean you won't sell that same item for $20.00 in 2 or 3 months after they all run out or quit selling because they are not making any money. I can also tell you that the interest level in items is down significantly over the last year. Consumer spending is down and the economy sucks despite what they are trying to convey in the news. This has caused some dramatic price drops on items as sellers are competing just to move their stuff. I rather sell 10 items at 50% profit than 50 items at 10%. Anyways, that is the way I see it. Hope that helps. Reply
That was helpful input. I have sold some things on Ebay, local Facebook sites and at a local antique booth. I would love to make a living buying and selling. I like vintage, primative and household garage sale finds to sell. Any suggestions how to make a living at it?
how is ebay gonna make you pay after you leave? Take you to court? Hound you at your house? Not likely. Just leave ebay and close down paypal. Reply
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Have you tried The Early Years Boutique, you can sell baby related products and gifts online with them.
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I have been selling high brand items on Ebay for a little over two years. I have almost 5000 feedback with a perfect feedback score and no negative feedback. Two days ago, they suspended me for one year because they are saying that some of my items are not authentic. Which I am very careful when I list an item. And I never list an item if I suspect it may be fake. But all of the items they are saying are fake, are all items I had previously purchased off of Ebay!!! What a joke!! I told them that if the items are not authentic, I honestly had no idea!! And I truly did not!! Actually, I am not sure if they are authentic. They look like it to me!! They have totally screwed me over. I was making about $15,000.00 a month by selling on Ebay and now I have no income whatsoever!! I am completely lost and do not know what to do or where to sell. I need an online site that will produce good business. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thank you!! Reply
I have one ebay account that is 7 years old. I have 100% feedback. I use that account for hobby selling. Nothing business related. Five months ago I opened a 2nd ebay account. I am selling little crafts for $10. It's been a bit frustrating because they set limitations on new accounts (even though I have a long-term positive track record with 1st account.) The limitations are NOT seller friendly, at all!! Basically, each item has 22 different sizes available. However, if I make all 22 sizes an option in the listing....my allotted 150/mo. limit drops down to 128. This is very inconvenient!! It means I have to choose between listing only 6 items per month (but with all proper size options....which is easier for customer) OR if I want to list more items...then I have to limit the number of sizes available and explain within the listing that I offer 22 sizes but if they want any of those they have to email me and make a request. I can tell you that most people aren't going to bother themselves with all that email requesting/communication and so forth for a $10 item. In the meantime, Ebay has allowed me to call them every month to request 150 item monthly increase. In other words...I have to prove myself every 30 days which, I've found hypocritical because somewhere in the verbage regarding "requesting higher selling limits" it says that if you have another account in good standing that they can link you to that they will raise limits. I have not found this to be true!! They trust me with my 1st account enough to allow me to list up to 15,000 items. Not kidding! However, they make me call in EVERY month to beg for 150 measly more items on my 2nd account. What happened to "linking accounts?" So, like clock-work.....I call EVERY month. "Please give me 150 more items!" After verbally sizing up my account to me they always determine that I deserve my 150. Get ready for the BIG ONE!!!!!! So, today I made my monthly call. YOU WILL NOT BELIEVE WHAT I WAS TOLD. I am absolutely dumbfounded!!! They guy said, "I need to put you on hold. There's a little thing I need to investigate." He returned minutes later and said, "You have an account, from 14 years ago, that you owe money on." ???? I had NO idea what he was talking about. He was not able to give me any details about it. He said THEY canceled the account years ago. He couldn't even tell me what amount was owed. I asked if he could tell me which email was connected to it. I mean...I was going to need to be provided with something, anything, to help trigger an account from when I was 27y.o. I am 41 now. Jeez. Really? He couldn't give me any info. He said, "For security purposes I can't release any account info to you." I was said, "You are telling me that I owe money, but you don't know how much, and you can't tell me the account name or provide anything relating to it??? How am I supposed to rectify this? He said, "You have to email the resolution department about it." I asked, "Why are you NOW, after 14 years, coming after me for supposed money I owe? I don't even think that is legal. I think a company has a given amount of time and if they don't pursue...it is assumed that they have no issues. I don't know. Anyway, I said, "I've had an active, good-standing account with you guys for 7 years? Why was I allowed to open that if there is some problem. You've had my contact info all these years. I've received nothing from you regarding this 14 year old account!!!! You allowed me to open not one, but two accounts and all has been well." The convo continued for some time because I truly was dumbfounded. There is no consistency with Ebay. Of-course, there is no way to contact the resolution department via phone. The only option is to email. How convenient for them. I called back and said, "I'm not emailing. After all these years of loyalty and all the time and money devoted to your site....sellers deserve WAY more than this. I need to speak to someone on the phone. I'm not going to sit around and wait for Ebay to turn-around an answer on something that they can't even provide me basic info on over the phone. I mean....how well-written would that email sound?? i.e.) Hi, I'm told I have an account from 14 years ago but I wasn't provided any info on it but I trust you to tell me the truth about how much is owed. Duh! In the meantime, my "punishment" is that they will not increase selling limits on my 2nd account (even though they did accommodate that request 4 other times). So, screw Ebay. Unless they surprise me and close my accounts....then the loophole will be to take potential listings and sell the darn things on my 1st account. What a circus! I do sell on Etsy and I find it to be WAY more seller/user friendly. Only .20 cents to list, each listing valid for 4 mo (or until sold), no listing limitations and I can make all 22 sizes available for each item. The only con I've run into is that Etsy doesn't have as much traffic as Ebay. It really does take having both to round out my sales. I would love to drop Ebay but....I do make money off them. sigh. Reply
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AuctionMyStuff (www.auctionmystuff.com) is a great website for selling art and collectables. You get your items valued first, so that you and potential buyers know the market value of the items. It's really useful to learn the value of an item so that you can price it appropriately and learn more about the piece before sale. I've sold a number of things through them and it's been a really good service. Really good rates too. Reply
I was on eBay for 3 weeks or less and suspended indefinitely. I called customer service and they would not state why. I spoke with 2 reps and neither would explain, but stated I never would be able to sell on eBay. Whatever next....
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Hey I just sold some stuff on e-bay , i was charged 44.60 for some items i sold last month, i was charged on two instances of shipping , i was chargerd a few on two items that sold and to top all that off they took 9.41 out of my checking and no one can tell me why or what its for .
To make matters worse ,payments are supposed to come out of my checking account ,the one item i sold for 57 dollars is like i just gave it away because not going to see a dime of that they took it already . out of the 267 .00 may end up with about 90.00 because of all the fees e-bay charged.
It just comes to this E-BAY SUCKS Reply
Thank you for the info. I sell on ebay, but honestly there is no protection for sellers :(
I think when you have photo evidence that proves your defense, but any thief, scammer or whatever, can make untrue claims and be backed 100% By ebay, maybe it's better to sell elsewhere. I have 870 possive feedback, & only 1 negative, but several times I have been a victim of thieving buyers :( So thank you for this site, when I have a chance I will definitely be looking into this :) Reply
I think we all have various bad experiences with eBay, but, in the end they are still the #1 auction site with the most traffic. I have been buying and selling comics, diecast and related items thru them since they began in 1995 and with around 4000 + feedbacks not doing to bad for just playing around with it. I have noticed a huge decrease in traffic though since the password issue as well as sales, I have went from around $1500.00 a month to around $300.00 O.o. I have tried many other sites and I still use a few others so I get more exposure but the fact remains...eBay is still #1. I agree they have high fees, but, if you work it right you never have to even pay insertion fees as they constantly have listing promos. I myself haven't paid a listing fee in about 7 months. I was suspended once in the past back in 2000, however, it was my fault. I have not had many of the issues I see others have. I do agree it would be nice to have an alternative but that is up to us, if we do not make the move to a site and give them the traffic, we will never have the alternative. Good luck and happy selling all!! Reply
How did you manage to remove your suspension. They won't listen to me. Reply
Ebay stinks. I have been a selling for over 11 years doing TONS of business and they have banned me!!!! Because there were 6 people in the last year (out of hundreds) that had an issue, and even though I resolved the issue and even gave my customers extra free products it still counts against me.

Very angry at eBay and will NEVER EVER buy anything through them again. I will find a site that I can sell on so that I can make my customers happy without worrying about wrath from eBay Reply
you could always try www.free3bay.com. it's seems small right now but me and my friends have joined up and the site seems to be growing very quickly - completely free for standard listings and nothing to pay when you sell. Reply
yeah, ebay has gotten way too big for their britches. I've had some serious issues with them the past few years and their site is getting slower and crashing more with too much layering. I had them just delete 200 of my listings for some supposed violation...ok, well I'll correct that and relist...no! they actually deleted every single listing and cannot recover it and were unapologetic and it took weeks to redo them all. They make bad decisions on disputes and the list goes on Reply
ebay is full of you know what, I am sick of them waste of money and time smh
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I have switched to eBid - the volume is low, but it's cheap.

a LOT of people selling low cost collectibles (like stamps or trading cards) use eBid because of their fee structure.

Another place to sell Smartphones is Swappa.com

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I also trying new sites with pro features that shown some potential, one is eBid.com and the other I'm trying is ElephantBid.com
Traffic has no compare with Ebay but they cheap, ElephantBid has Free listing and only charge 2% on $500+ items, it opens another windows to sell, I hope they maintain same price rates when they start to get better traffic.
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You can also sell on onthehound.com
It's free at the moment no selling fees Reply
I've been using neatstacks.com for a while now. It's good way to get off the eBay monopoly and I sense it's going to take off very soon. Reply
I absolutely hate e bay . I have been a great seller for 4 years averaging $1,000 a month . Until two months ago my primary business took off. Needless to say , I quite selling on e bay for those two - two and a half months.
This month (November)is slower for my primary business, so I decided to pick up e bay traction again. They put a limit of 5 items that I can sell a month because I have not been selling enough products ##@$#@%%$&%^&. WHAT !!!!!?????
I called the rude and unhelpful help line to be told that I need to sell more items . I told her I am trying to sell more items but you will not allow to do so. She said there is noting I can do about it , but I need to sell items. Why do I feel like I am talking to idiots ? How can I sell items , if you will not let me . Besides , last time I checked a business was about making a profit , huh . Reply
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I was a happy ebay seller. Gold star rating, the works. Then one day a buyer decided he didn't want to pay. He lied to ebay about what he got and they returned his item without even checking into things. I took a hard hit, my paypal account was screwed and then locked. I tried to talk to SOMEONE at ebay but was ignored. Never mind the listing clearly said no returns and had detailed pictures of every type. The person selling their item is gone, the buyer has what he wanted, and I'm screwed out of $250 plus listing fee plus my account. My sellers rating is hit, my paypal account is locked. What a bunch of crooks! is there any legal recourse for ME? Reply
ebay can be bad but paypal sucks. if they make a mistake they say sorry or we will train our reps better. thats like me saying we have a new cook. if he is i need to be back there watching and training him Reply
WRITE A BOOK about Ebutt...just don't use their name and then list it on Ebutt. I do not know of even one business that is totally honest, totally legal, fair, reasonable or really dedicated to the people they serve... Some come very close however, most of these are small family or privately owned. Amazon charges sellers more than Ebutt and they do not carry the creative, handcrafted, unique or artistic items that can be found on Ebutt and other on-line sales sites. I would probably be one of the homeless if online sales sites were not available. By the Way...Amazon charges sellers More than Ebutt by as much as 20% more depending on what you are selling....Also: Ebutt owns aproximately 35% + of Craigslist is and I can already see from the changes on Craiglist selling pages that Ebutt is involved> Reply
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I've been selling on Ebay for about 2 1/2 years, I also sold on Amazon. All and all, they both take about 15% off the top when you combine paypal fees etc.

I too was a Top Rated International Seller until the new Defective DEFECT POLICY went into effect. I spent about 40 hours auditing 900 transactions and discovered many of Ebay's flaws. For example, if you are not using one of the top Four (USPS, UPS, FEDEX, or DHL) ebay does not capture tracing information from any other carriers and your shipping times will be defective. They will accept OTHER carriers where you update the tracking, but they don't capture the data so it will count against you even if the person received the item, on time, is happy, and left you positive feedback.

Unbelievable.

As well, I discovered that they would not correct any of their own errors (after I was promised that they would remove the defect and countless hours on the phone with Ebay Customer Service) if their error was over 120 days even though they are RETROACTIVELY counting defects the entire year prior to the August 20, 12014 live date (that is if you had under 100 transaction per month for the prior 3 months).

With the loss of the Top Rated position in September 2014 (right before our busiest selling season as you other sellers know), I am now in the position of digging myself out of retroactive defects that were considered defects a year ago. What a mess.

Regarding Bonanza... I have tried to purchase from them a couple of times and the orders are always cancelled because the sellers don't have the items in stock.

It reassuring that while I am selling less, I've decided to make more profit per item and not try to be the lowest price out there like I used to.

I agree with you "Posted by Martin on 3:27 28 Jun"... buy low and sell high and make sure you make more money per month than Ebay makes off you! Reply
I recently opened a seller account with Ebay. I sold 3 items all with a 5 star rating. I check my account this morning and have a message saying that my account was suspended indefiently due to suspious activity. When I call Ebay I still get no explanation as to what's going on!!! All I was told was that My account was closed and I could NEVER sell on Ebay again and no one in my household could sell anything either. How can they do this when I have never recieved any complaints what o ever? Reply
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Had Similar experience - Sold Factory Sealed Item... printer. A couple of days after receiving product - Buyer - said it doesn't work - I want refund.. I contacted him back - and asked if he removed all the packing materials, Since there are 6 ink cartridges I asked if he put the proper cartridges - or snapped them in place... He said the ink wouldn't charge, etc. I never heard from Buyer again - but he filed a Refund with Ebay.. Then he filed a case.. Buyer did not communicate, etc. I had no refunds, etc. Ebay sided with Buyer - They wouldn't even give me anything. I am very upset by this.. Now tracking said the item is at my post office returned.. I went to post office there is no notice of item, etc. I even went with film crew - to the post office.. If I end up - receiving the item. And check that it has been manipulated, tampered with.. Or buyer has switched out parts - I will fille a police complaint - for theft, etc. Since I am in the media - I will not tolerate any fraud, etc. I will have things documented - opened in front of film crew, etc. Maybe this will become a example, etc. Why won't Ebay fight for the Seller?

When I called Ebay they seem like nice people. But I don't know what is going on.. I have been selling for years - have hundreds of positive feedback, etc.. The buyer has less than 20 feedback's since 2006.. Buyer wins - no matter what... Why... Does the no return policy mean anything? Is there any legal remedy, etc.. So we can say no returns, but because of Buyer protection - that over rules? Something has be done about this..

Like I said - Ebay did not fight for me as a seller at all - just said - Ebay has decided in the Buyers favor.. Reply
I sold an item on ebay and as soon as i despatched it ,the buyer decided he didnt want it and told me to cancel delivery which i cudnt,then when he got it he said it was faulty and got a refund from ebay ,i didnt even get my item back. Reply
Hi, check out www. eBuyersReviewed.com. It’s a place to read reviews on online buyers, provided by other sellers who have already sold to those buyers. It also allows sellers to write and post reviews on their buyers for the benefit of other sellers. Sellers can make the Internet a better place to transact! Reply
Ebay...I feel like they are pimps at times, on etsy seller are allowed to talk about themselves, list their Site, etc. They don't ask (etsy) for 100$ down like Ruby Lane, Bonanza has an 8$ a month option but you have to pay up front for a year plus the lower cost plans don't carry the free trial thing, which is another deal wreaker with me. I have my own Store but not eBay's steel planted foot. I can't deal with non paying bidders, they cheat sellers essentially and basically ebay does tolerate it. I ran a little self effacing experiment. I have my prices and ship. at baseline affordable, for both seller and buyers. I never overprice but choose a more reasonable number on the price that best aligns to the product. I dropped to .99 then all the way to a penny (who CAN go lower than that? NOBODY. No fight, buyers, sorry.) Wwhew, the Watchers started popping up. Even the Bargains just sit around unclaimed, unbought, disappointing but certain buyers in certain online storefronts just expect near freebies. But who really pays for it, WE do when we are sellers. I would recommend etsy first but I myself am eying the "market" for successful sites to sell, that DO have a high visitor volume. Reply
Oh- and another thing. Amazon doesn't disperse payment (reimbursement, seller earnings) like they used to. Also, I'm restricted from certain listings such as DVDs/Music. It used to be I could confirm shipment then initiate a Transfer from them, instantly. That was last year sometime; not anymore. I shipped via UPS a sew machine which cost over $65.00. THREE MONTHS, it was 3 months until amazon "paid" me. How could I have shipped to their customer had I not had my credit card? Now they owe me again another balance, close to $20.00. Their email HELP is pretty much a very frustrating waste of valuable time as there is no way to get a specific streamlined request, and then of course they have you repeat everything- or ask you do. I don't carry it that far as I know bette, at least now. Best thing is to call...but I don't know what kind of specific (or general) explan. they'd give the seller why they are not being reimbursed/paid. Reply
I found a new alternative, with lot of features but free and they only allow paypal witch is ok with me, because it gives some confidence to buyers.
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I've been with eBay since the beginning and I too am sick of the rail-roading sellers are getting hammered with. One eBay worker posted in a forum that they don't punish buyers much because they're afraid they'll go somewhere else. I just got scammed by a buyer who used a loop hole to not only keep my item but get a refund too. Then the scammer added a nice negative hit-piece to my 10 year long standing 100% feedback. And the ebay system for filing complaints on a retrobate buyer is a waste of time. Nothing answered, nothing done.

And when I had to call customer service a few months ago, I couldn't even understand the person who had a thick non-english accent. An hour on the phone and she couldn't solve my issue - just "i've made a note on it regarding your account and it should be worked out within a few days." Never was.

I can't believe someone out there hasn't started an auction site that actually helps sellers by now with lower fees. I sure as h can't go on dealing with the aggravation & charges. Glad to see some ideas here though. I'll try some of them out. Reply
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Ebay seller also, account restricted also, sat here waiting for some explanation why while reading “your invoice for January” which turned up no problem. We’ve held a relatively short term account but we had accumulated great feedback until the rug was pulled from under our feet with no explanation other than “below average seller status” after being advised to open an eBay shop!
After a brief chat with eBay reason is that orders have been cancelled. My explanation, in writing, was being as we are manufacturers of our items we had a pre-Christmas mechanical breakdown and not wanting to let anyone down we cancelled the orders, (nine), along with messages to explain why, everyone responded and understood our dilemma along with a high percentage stating if we got back to business then carry on with the transaction. Unfortunately we could see a way through so reimbursed all via paypal with charges incurred, no cases where opened or no bad feedback was left on our account.

I must add that all orders where sent and in time for the festive season and free of charge, which must have boosted eBays’ reputation for buyers no end and at our cost.

This was explained to eBay customer service who said they understood but it would have to go to the “special team”, (probably ex-gangsters?) who stated rules are rules so nothing could be changed, which was disappointing to say the least, but the disappointment only lasted one week before they trashed all our hard work and the account. Anyway at least I know now from reading the above messages that it’s hardly worth sitting here waiting for good news as I don’t think it’s worth the hassle being with ebay anyway. If they can’t see what the problem is with their selling site then I’m not stepping forward to tell them. Yes it is the No1 selling site but with what we all know in business if you run something like that it should by rights fail. I feel really sorry to some of the people that have been building up business for years so the best luck to everyone here in finding a better alternative.
Dave (Laser Cut Design)
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I am also an ebay seller and have been for a mere 7 months. It used to be a much better place to sell as I am not a big item or a large quantity seller. I sell collectables, which average about $15 each. Although I don't have a higher quantity of listings than I did 4 months ago, my monthly bill has now increased 300%. I used to pay $300 per month, now I pay between $800 and $900. It's ridiculous. Because of the items I sell, I am now working all month just to pay the outrageous fees. So... Today I started moving my listings over to rbiz. It's free to list and they charge a small final value fee of 5%. I like the site so far, but as with many others, it just doesn't have the traffic yet. Hopefully it will soon, and my listings will be there from now on. Reply
Try miklist.com , another free alternative to eBay where you can advertise what you want for free Reply
After one year with ebay I closed my store, I am tired of buyers keeping items , and ebay giving them their money back, tired of the high fees and changing rules. Tired of spending hours on hold trying to get answers. I have now moved my items to Bonanza where at least if I don't sell anything I don't have to pay anything. I just hope Bonanza does not become like ebay. I hope we can get enough sellers to go to Bonanza to make it worth it. Reply
Nice list, but let me add one more. There's a free online marketplace called artsy.us
It's like Etsy but free! Reply
eBay and Paypal now charges a combined 13% for everything you sell. Sold something for $1000 bucks? Guess what, they're taking $130 bucks from that sale. Ugh. There has to be a better alternative. What happened to selling something that much and eBay only charging you $12 dollars? Reply
i am sick of ebay. i have a store on ebay and every day they remove some of my listings because my seller performance is low. w-e-l-l hey, you can"t make someone buy from you. i have fantastic feed back but yet they are removing my items. but it is o.k. because what they are removing i am putting on another web site out of New York and doing good with it. when they remove all my items i am going to be through with ebay. everyone selling on ebay should be looking for alternative to sell on., thanks. Reply
Thank you everyone for the advice and I too am hopping off eBay for just about every reason that has already been discussed here! I can't wait to dump them. I remember back in the day when fees were nominal but they back door charges on your shipping as well! eBay SUCKS! Reply
I would definitely not recommend Amazon to sell on to my worst enemy. I opened an account there and started selling, in 1 day I sold over $1000 and then they froze my account. Told me they had to make sure everything was good with fraud protection and that the hold would be released within 24 hours and i could get back to selling. Shortly after that they suspended my account and said i was not aloud to sell vaping supplies although there are still 100's of people selling them on their site and have been for years.

Now they are holding my money for 90 days and have closed my account. But yet 100's of others are still selling the same items as we were selling....seems they can do what ever they want and think they can get away with it....have spoken with class action attorneys and they are looking into the possibilities of a major payday...how does this sound to you?

So I recommend that everyone just stay clear of Amazon!!! Reply
Today I called ebay and questioned why they have changed the "free listings" from 50 items to 20 per month...I was told twice by ebay's foreign representative that I just needed "deal with it". How's that for customer service to the sellers that pay their fees / salary ! ! ! Reply
Its all about EBAY GREEDYNESS!! They need to wake up Reply
I have been selling (started buying first) on EBAY since around 2002. They are definitely PRO BUYER , FEES ARE BECOMING OUTRAGEOUS. SOLD A USED PURSE TWICE AND THEY REMOVED THE LISTING said it wasn't authentic, ok well let's wait till the buyers bid and win and expect to receive item. CRAZY!! I can deal with that, I bought it used. I never said it was authentic Because I really did not know. MY PROBLEM is the always INCREASING FEES even taking part of your SHIPPING COST. I buy the item , prepare item to sell, wash etc, take my time to list said item and ebay ends up with 15 + % and paypal & Ebay. There really NEEDS TO BE A COMPETITOR that WE RESALERS selling NICE USED PRELOVED ITEMS ONLY. No big stores selling hundreds of new items. Let's go from 50 free listings to 20 free listing and tell us that's better Ebay , really? YOU ARE MAKING BILLIONS!!!!! Let sellers make some. Any ideas ?? Thanks Reply
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I was a Bronze Seller with over 20,000 positive feedback for over 14 years and during Christmas had a flood and had to refund 6 customers for product I could not deliver. I was shocked, to say the least when I was informed that after 14 years I was now banned, not suspended for a limited time, BANNED FOREVER. I appealed but they refused to even consider letting me back on. Ebay does not care about the customer or the vendor. Sell elsewhere. I now do twice as much business with even more profit on Amazon, Bonanza and anywhere I can sell. Ebay can go ....... Reply
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Can someone help me please as a good place to sell online. I am a 16yr seller on eBay with 100% feedback but my sales are down by 90% and I can no longer pay my bills so I have to look elsewhere Reply
Ebay is no good any more, nothing is selling, i have tried everything, you cant even give things away for free. Reply
Have a look at fleamarket247.com. it is the USA’s first Virtual Flea Market. Sellers get their own virtual booth which runs for the whole week with new booths starting every Sunday at 3pm PDT. The site is completely unique and a great alternative for people that can’t get out to the real thing. Reply
you can also sell by posting free ads to all the free classifieds to get more customers for your services like megasasta.com . Or write blog on megasasta.com and give advertise inside body of your blog. Reply
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Love AuctionMyStuff for selling antiques (furniture, paintings, Chinese vases, etc.). Good deals if your looking to buy art as well I used to use eBay, but the customer service is just non-existent. Great service from AuctionMyStuff and my stuff actually sells!! Reply
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